September 30, 2020
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10 Ways to Practice Praise

by Randy Maxwell, Washington Conference prayer ministries coordinator

2020! That’s all I need to say. The Pandemic. The fires. The protests. The politics. The hurricanes. The “Murder Hornets.” It’s all a bit much. OK, a lot much! What are people of faith to do?

While the world panics and protests, let’s gather our families around the family altar and push back against the darkness with praise through the whole month of October. My prayer ministry friend, Karen Martel, graciously shared with us 10 ways to practice praise.
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Washington Conference Office employees are transitioning from working at home to working in the office once again. The building is currently closed to the public. In-person and virtual visits with ministry leaders are available by appointment.

Call 253-681-6008 or Email a Leader
From Jerry Russell

God is the Best Financial Partner

God is doing something amazing in tithe reports that are coming in from churches! In the last two months, Washington Conference saw a significant increase in tithe. Our churches are still not all meeting in a traditional way. Some are only online. Some in person. A year ago, only one-third of tithe was returned online. Now, nearly all tithe is returned online through Adventist Giving

Washington Conference anticipated tithe funding would be significantly down this year. We froze any new hires, cut travel budgets, canceled programs, and made additional budget revisions. Our goal was to continue being good stewards of God's funds through unprecedented times. God has sustained us as He has promised.

As a ministry team, we just want to affirm that God is faithful. He is the Best Partner. Thank you for partnering with God in returning your tithe and giving your offerings!
Keep Partnering with God!

Warehouse Volunteers Needed!

Two warehouses for donated goods are opening in Oregon and Adventist Disaster Response volunteers are needed especially with prior or relevant warehouse experience, skills and abilities.
  • Volunteer time frame: 1-2 weeks between October 7 and November 12
  • Team: Needing 5-10 general volunteers and 2-3 manager volunteers
  • Location: Salem, OR and Medford, OR areas
Email or call 253-681-6034 with your name, phone, email, available dates, and donation operations experience or training.
Thank you for caring!
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Warehouse Management Training Class

Free one day class offered on October 4 and repeated on October 11
This training is open to any volunteer, but especially designed for those who will be serving to manage donated goods warehouses. Cathy Kissner, Rocky Mountain Conference ACS director, will share the ins and outs of managing a warehouse of donated goods. You will learn about protocols and best practices from her years of experience.
Free Registration Now Open
From Randy Maxwell

I Praise Jesus Because...

Gather the family around for this year's Alter the Altar family worship project from October 1-31! For the entire month of October, let’s zip our lips against negativity and complaining, and open our mouths wide in praise of our great God.

When you gather the family at the altar for worship, each family member will share a praise starting with the words, “I praise Jesus because…” Additionally, all petitions will be presented in the form of a praise to God. Use your imagination and each day you will be adding another “stone” in your Altar of Praise.

Look for daily scripture images on Facebook and Instagram! Feel free to share with your friends!
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Please note: Day 4 should be Nehemiah 9:31 (not 8:31).

Episode 2 Available Tomorrow!

A new episode of Just Us drops on October 1! In this podcast, we'll be learning about redlining and Black Wall Street. Sobering history. Great opportunities to reflect for a better future. Let's listen and learn together as we make room in our hearts for each other.
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Ends October 3 - Final Weekend!

Be Revived in Jesus

A faithful audience (online and offline) invested time this week to learn more about Jesus as our Friend through Lee Venden's All About Jesus seminar at Kirkland Adventist Church.

You can still join the presentations nightly at 7 pm this week and then on Sabbath at 9:30 am, 11 am and the final presentation at 7 pm. Each program is about 90 minutes, and each program will be archived online until November 1.

Watch on Kirkland Church's YouTube channel or watch a rebroadcast on Washington Conference's Facebook & YouTube channel (Archived presentations will be available until November 1)

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Hey Southwest Washington! It's Your Turn!

Auburn ABC will make deliveries to the following drop-off locations on Sunday, October 4 (please order by October 1):
  • Tacoma Central Church | 10-10:30 am
  • Graham Church | 11:30-12 noon
  • Yelm Church | 12:30-12:45 pm
  • Lacey Church | 1:15-2 pm
  • Centralia Church | 2:45-3:30 pm
  • Grays Harbor Church | 5-5:30 pm

Plus - A trial run of Wednesday deliveries!

Auburn ABC is trying out weekday deliveries starting on Wednesday, October 14, at the following locations. Let the team know what you think!
  • Bellevue Church | 10-10:30 am
  • Monroe Church | 11:15-11:45 am
  • Forest Park Church | 12:15-1 pm
  • Arlington Area (Smokey Point Costco) | 1:45-2:15 pm
  • Bellingham Church | 3:30-4:15 pm
  • Puget Sound Academy (Kirkland) | 6-6:30 pm
Call in your order: 253-833-6707
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An Invitation to Pray

You are invited to 40 Days of United Prayer with the North America Adventist Filipino Churches Association. Daily prayer sessions from Sept. 15 to Oct. 24, 2020 at 6 pm (Pacific) via Zoom.
Connect via Zoom to Pray!
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"Which churches are reopened?"

Washington Conference has TWO answers for you!
1) Browse a list of churches to see who has indoor, outdoor, or virtual worship services.

2) Check weekly plans with your local or neighboring churches. Service plans are typically shared on the church's website, Facebook, or e-newsletter by Thursday or Friday each week.
List of Church Reopenings


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